Camping is a great way for excited toddlers to start learning about the natural world, get loads of fresh air and start having adventures – and a camping holiday can be good value compared to other holidays. It’s important to find a campsite which is good for families with babies and toddlers with things like family shower rooms, playgrounds and plenty to do nearby. Read on to discover the best campsites for toddlers in the UK.
Toddler Friendly Campsites In The UK
#1. River Dart Country Park, Devon
The River Dart Country Park in Devon is set in 90 acres of parkland within the Dartmoor National Park. It is also the home of one of Devon’s best loved days out packed full of amazing activities such as a pirate ship, adventure playground, wooden play fort and even a toddler beach. The park also has an award-winning campsite and caravan park with 234 camping pitches just a few minutes walk to the park facilities.
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#2. Catgill Farm, Yorkshire Dales
Catgill Farm is a great option for a toddler friendly campsite at Bolton Abbey in the Yorkshire Dales. The farm has a spacious and modern campsite offering both electric and non electric pitches which are suitable for tents and VW style campervans. There are 5* shower facilities, a coffee shop and even a stream running through the farm which is perfect for playing in! There is also loads to do close to the farm including exploring famous Bolton Abbey with its family friendly walks, taking a trip to see the animals at Hesketh Farm or exploring the Dales. Don’t miss a trip to Billy Bob’s Ice Cream Parlour which is 10 mins drive away!
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#3. Oakdown Holiday Park, Devon
Oakdown Holiday Park is a 5* holiday park close to the beach at Sidmouth and the Jurassic Coast in Devon. As well as touring and caravan pitches, they also have cozy Premier Pods and Shepherd Huts to provide families with the ultimate glamping experience. Toddlers will love the large playground onsite and parents will love the amazing Coffee Lounge which is open from 8.30am to 6pm serving full English breakfasts, pastries and cereals, and amazing milkshakes! Just up the road from Oakdown is a holiday sanctuary where little ones can stroke and groom the donkeys. The seaside resort of Sidmouth is just 3 miles away too.
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#4. Low Wray Campsite, Windermere
This fab toddler friendly campsite is located on the banks of Lake Windermere and has camping pods, safari tents, space for campervans and even two suspended tree tents. There’s also a shop, laundry facilities, washing-up areas and a children’s adventure playground. Families can also hire canoes, rowing boats, sit-on kayaks and paddleboards for a bit of fun on the water! Toddlers will love exploring the bird hide, using the bat detector kits and taking the lakeshore path to Wray Castle where toddlers can dress up, build a castle and discover the Peter Rabbit Adventure room!
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#5. Love 2 Stay Shropshire
Love 2 Stay is a stunning resort type campsite spread across 22 acres of rural Shropshire, offering luxurious camping and caravan holidays. There is a den building and woodland area, swimming pool, adventure play area, craft activities and even a family cinedrome for movie nights. Parents will love the yoga and pilates sessions and taking some time out in the fitness suites.
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#6. Callow Top Holiday Park, The Peak District
Callow Top Holiday Park is a great campsite for toddlers as it is just 20 minutes from Alton Towers (CBeebies land!) and close to Bakewell and Matlock in the Peak District. There is a heated swimming pool, a children’s adventure playground and direct access to the Tissington Trail where you can go on some traffic free cycling.
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#7. Drayton Manor Camping and Caravan Site
This campsite is located in the ground of Drayton Manor theme park which is also the home of Thomasland! The campsite has 90 pitches and a large facilities block, washing up area, shop and children’s play area.
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#8. Loch Ness Shores Campsite, Scotland
The Loch Ness Shores campsite is located on the quieter side of Loch Ness near to the village of Foyers. There are 99 pitches with electric and 25 grass pitches for tents, and direct access to the lakeshore. Families with toddlers can make use of the Parent and Baby room and family shower room. Toddlers will love the children’s play area and visiting local attractions like Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle and the Falls of Foyers.
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#9. Adgestone Campsite, The Isle of Wight
Just a 40-minute ferry ride from the mainland is the beautiful Isle of Wight which is a great place for a holiday with a baby or toddler. Adgestone campsite is close to the resort of Sandown and has a swimming pool, paddling pool and children’s play area. The beach is also close by.
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#10. River Valley Holiday Park, Cornwall
River Valley is a quiet family run campsite in Cornwall with spacious pitches. There are modern bathrooms, a heated swimming pool and a children’s play area. The campsite is located near St Austell so it is in a great place to explore some of Cornwall’s best beaches and attractions.
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Can you recommend any campsites for toddlers in the UK?